D.C. wellness calendar, May 2-9, 2013

May 2, 2013

Child safety seat inspection Provided by D.C. Safe Kids Coalition. Thursday and Friday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. THEARC, Children’s Health Center, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-441-8801. Free.

Advanced cancer support For women. Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking, registration required.

Al-Anon meeting Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Monday, Thursday and Friday at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Community Education Group mobile medical unit, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-543-2376. Free.

Adult-children caregivers support Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. $10, registration required.

Alcoholics Anonymous Thursday at 8 p.m. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.

Line-dancing fitness for seniors Friday, 10 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

Al-Anon meeting Friday at 5 p.m. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. Free.

Expectant mother dance class Learn effective breathing and relaxation techniques. Includes refreshments and goodie bags. Friday, 7-8:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org. $25.

Yoga for adults Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Yoga for beginners Mats available. Saturday at 11 a.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

Beginners yoga Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255. Free.

Life beyond the 12 Steps Those with three to five years of the 12-step recovery program can join Make A Change a Conviction. Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946.

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturday at 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964.

Fitness for young cancer patients For ages 13 to 22. Sunday, 3-5 p.m. City Fitness, 3525 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-618-4368. Free.

Therapeutic yoga classes For cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers, led by Corrin Bennett and Amy Dara Hochberg. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $25/month.

Qigong: The energy of the fire element Release congestion and stagnation in your system. Monday, 12:30 p.m., through May 20. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10 per class or $30 for the series. Registration required.

Yoga for adults Led by an instructor from Yoga Activist; mats provided. Monday at 6 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-698-6373 or alana.quarles@dc.gov. Free, registration required.

Alcoholics Anonymous Monday at 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222, rector@staugustinesdc.org or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday and Wednesday at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Traditional yoga Bring a mat. Tuesday, noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Yoga For all skill levels; mats provided. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. Free.

Crohns and Colitis support groupFor friends and family of patients with inflammatory bowel disease who may share ideas on everyday living, facilitated by a registered nurse and nurse practitioner with a presentation by guest speakers and others affiliated by the disease. Sponsored by Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. Tuesday, 7 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Main Hospital Building, Second Floor, Room M2020, 3800 Reservoir Rd., NW. 202-444-3557. Free.

Yoga for beginners Hosted by Yoga Activist. Tuesday at 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

Food allergies physician A discussion on recognizing, researching and managing allergies. Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m., Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3263. $16.50.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesday at noon. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-4180. Free, registration requested.

Seated strength training For those with limited mobility or neuropathy or who have difficulty with floor work or standing for a long time; all ability levels welcome. Wednesday at 1 p.m., through June 5. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-364-7602. Call for prorated fees.

Family yoga for beginners All ages welcome. Bring a mat. Wednesday at 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Bereavement support group Wednesday at 5 p.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Sara Moore, 202-444-0109. Free, registration required.

Mental illness support group For family and friends of those recovering from mental-health issues. Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646. namidc@juno.com. Free.

Weight-loss surgery seminar Presentation by bariatric surgeon Etwar McBean. May 9, noon-1 p.m., Providence Hospital Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Free, registration requested.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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